IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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all the requirements of this part. Given these requirements, we expect that accessibility issues, such as transportation, that may be specific to these groups will be addressed by the lead agency.
Lead agencies must comply with the requirements in Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which apply to public entities (i.e., State and local governments), and the requirements in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), which apply to recipients of Federal financial assistance. Both Title II of the ADA and Section 504 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, including exclusion from participation in, and the denial of the benefits of, any program or activity of a lead agency. Both of these laws and their implementing regulations generally require appropriate auxiliary aids and services be made available where necessary to afford a qualified individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, any program or activity conducted by a lead agency that receives a grant under Part C of the Act. Thus, lead agencies are required to ensure that early intervention services are accessible under Title II of the ADA and Section 504, as appropriate. It would be redundant for the Part C regulations to include these accessibility